CHRISTIAN FAMILY WEBSITES
There is so much to say about the Christian family. First of all, family is under attack–your family and my family. The enemy schemes to divide and conquer. It started in the Garden of Eden. As He works to pull us away from God, so He works to separate us from each other.
Why? Isolated prey is vulnerable, but a unified Christian family is, “a cord of three strands.” (Ecclesiates 4:9-13) Members can strengthen each other’s faith. They can create lasting legacies for future generations. They can prove a powerful witness to the world around them too. All of this is loathsome to those who oppose God.
There’s one more thing. Family is a picture–of the unified Godhead (the trinity), and of Christ and His people (Ephesians 5:25-32). God created it and values it. So He gave us rules to safeguard it.
We have responsibilities to our families. “Wives, submit to your husbands.” (Ephesians 5:22) “Husbands, love your wives…” (Ephesians 5:25) “Children, obey your parents…” (Ephesians 6:1) Parents, “bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.” (Ephesians 6:4)
We have a responsibility for our families. If anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. (1 Timothy 5:8)
Let’s care for our families as God cares for us. These free Christian family websites may help.
FREE CHRISTIAN WEBSITES FOR FAMILIES
- Option Online – The gift of life is grievously undervalued. Many evils in society reflect this, but none are so treacherous and catastrophic as abortion. Many people do not want any babies, or more babies, or even just “this baby”. Please recommend Option Online to anybody you know who might be debating whether or not to take the life of their unborn child/ren.
- Life United – This website is a partnership of several ministries who value life, just like the One who gives life. Light lettering on a dark background is hard on my eyes. But the site is full of solid Christian information–articles and videos–about this topic.
- “Pro-Choice Christians” – Some people identify themselves as both Christians and pro-choice. Any Biblical examples? Sure. Adam and Eve were the first pro-choice believers. Specifically, they supported their right to choose what they wanted, even though it contradicted God’s word. Who wants to follow their example? This article at Got Questions examines what God’s word says about unborn children.
- Heaven’s Family – Children’s spiritual development is the parents’ job, by God’s decree. (Deuteronomy 6:4-9) We cannot afford to outsource it. These Christian family devotions are aimed at cultivating a family culture of Bible study. Start at the top right-hand corner of the page.
- Family Hymnal Online – The classic Christian hymns on PDHymns.com are public domain. Somebody has compiled them, arranged them alphabetically, and provided lyrics, sheet music, and other files. Sing songs to the Lord with your family, using this great free web resource.
- Parentalrights.org – In case you aren’t aware, the American government has taken many steps to usurp parental authority. This organization supports legislation “to protect children by empowering parents”. Watch their 36-minute documentary, “Overruled”, on our Free Christian Movies page.
OTHER RESOURCES FOR CHRISTIAN FAMILIES
- Doorposts – The materials produced by Doorposts are distinctly different from other parenting resources. Most of them can be described as visual aids for training children in righteousness. That’s probably confusing, though. Just check them out for yourself.
- Net Nanny – The internet is a window to all kinds of sin, for us and our kids. Don’t let it become a doorway too. As Christian parents we should consider the wisdom of parental controls for our household computers and devices. Net Nanny is the gold standard. Discover its helpful tools and user-friendly features for safeguarding your loved ones’ hearts.
WHAT ABOUT GRANDPARENTS?
American culture doesn’t value Grandparents enough. Here, relatively few adult children take care of their aging parents. Sometimes, assisted living or nursing homes may meet parents’ needs best. Often, though, it seems the children simply prefer these options for their own convenience.
Parents don’t lose relevance when they become seniors. They still have much to offer their children and grandchildren. Moreover, we should be offering ourselves to them. They loved and cared for us first; it’s a blessing when we can give that back. “We love because He first loved us.” (1 John 4:19)
FAMILY: WHAT’S MORE IMPORTANT?
Do you put your family first, or is somebody or something in your life taking their priority? Spend time with them. Help them. Be Christ to them. Love them as you love yourself.
By the way, if family members don’t worship together in your church, check out Divided. It may lead you to rethink the modern idea of divided worship.
Search these Christian family websites; you may find new ways to serve your family better. Sure, it’s a sacrifice to put them first. It’s not always easy. It’s always worth it, though. Where would you be if Christ hadn’t sacrificed Himself for you?